Bug 807341 - byzanz-recorder displaying usage message constantly
byzanz-recorder displaying usage message constantly
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: byzanz (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Benjamin Otte
Desktop QE
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Reported: 2012-03-27 10:48 EDT by Tomas Pelka
Modified: 2017-12-06 07:32 EST (History)
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Description Tomas Pelka 2012-03-27 10:48:20 EDT
Description of problem:
byzanz-recorder displaying usage message constantly when not in gnome-session

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.be logged to ssh, with or without $DISPLAY exported
2.run byzanz with correct params, like:
 byzanz-record -x 25 -y 25 -w 200 -h 100 test.ogv
3.see output
Actual results:
$ byzanz-record -x 25 -y 25 -w 200 -h 100 test.ogv
Wrong option: Cannot open display: 
usage: byzanz-record [OPTIONS] filename
       byzanz-record --help

Expected results:
user should be informed that there is no running gnome-session

current approach is quite confusing 

Additional info:
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-05-03 00:36:17 EDT
Since RHEL 6.3 External Beta has begun, and this bug remains
unresolved, it has been rejected as it is not proposed as
exception or blocker.

Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate and relevant, in the
next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 2 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 07:32:25 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

The official life cycle policy can be reviewed here:


This issue does not meet the inclusion criteria for the Production 3 Phase and will be marked as CLOSED/WONTFIX. If this remains a critical requirement, please contact Red Hat Customer Support to request a re-evaluation of the issue, citing a clear business justification. Note that a strong business justification will be required for re-evaluation. Red Hat Customer Support can be contacted via the Red Hat Customer Portal at the following URL:


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